2021 Jan 19     
2 Bit Thugs

Argentina's Gustavo Jerez comes to N-Telekia's label with a fine two-tracker

Not unlike the Bloh EP I reviewed a couple of days ago, here's another release that's being touted as "minimal/deep tech" but is just as likely to appeal to deep house lovers.

On the A, Joker itself opens with a bed of light percussion and a repeating chime sound. Then a meaty but rounded kick and a bassline to match arrive, followed at around the 1.30 mark by chunks of sampled movie dialogue – I'll leave it up to you to work out what film it might be from! There are some nice dubby, echoing piano chords later on as well, but that really is it – a track that you could fairly describe as "deep house by sound palette, minimal by approach".

Accompanying it is BWayne, another very sparse, dubbed-out deep house groove with more hefty chunks of movie dialogue (again, no prizes for guessing the film).

Two very cool, stripped-back groovers with added Caped Crusader appeal, then… sounds like a winner to m!

Words: Russell Deeks

Release date: 18 January 



Review Score: 8




Tags: Gus Jerez, Kief Music, N-Telekia, minimal, deep tech, deep house